Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I Don't Talk Politics!!

See this is the nice thing about having a personal blog, instead of a selling blog, I can talk all I want! I have so been trying to not go into this here. But I just can't help it. I'm not a big one on trying to "convert" someone to my side of things, which is conservative BTW. But I am so frustrated with this election, I could just spit. First of all, we have over 300 billion people in the US and these are the only 2 we could find to run?????? I am tired of voting for the lesser evil. I feel my choices are to vote for a candidate that wants to totally forget we have a constitution, by the people for the people, and a candidate that doesn't have allot of answers. but does have a voting record. I will premis this with I am voting McCain, but would have been a little more enthusiastic had he put up a fight for pete's sake. I don't know about you, but we are hunkering down for a rough several years. It's not going to be easy by any means, although I think allot of people don't stop to think, this type of thing has happened before and we are always fine in the end.
The minute you get the government telling businesses what they HAVE to do, we start having problems. Jimmy Carter put this 1977 law in effect that requires banks and thrifts to offer credit throughout their entire market area and prohibits them from targeting only wealthier neighborhoods with their services, a practice known as “redlining.”
This was during the Carter administration with a Democratic Congress.
Then in 1995, during the Clinton administration, the Democrats added new provisions that forced banks to issue $1 trillion in “sub-prime” loans. It doesn't matter if you can afford the house, we'll get you in with a cheap payment and then to make up for it, we'll raise the interest, then the government will buy the paper, at it's current worth! What you can't make your payment?! Well that's okay, the government has stepped in will take the loss, after all, they are the ones that made us do it. Have you noticed that government run programs are almost always filled with waste and deception? Did you know that banks couldn't even open new branches unless they had a percentage of their loans to people that could not afford a home? If you were a bank, what would you do? The birth of Fannie and Freddie. The sub prime and other junk mortgages that Fannie and Freddie bought ( the government, you and me) -- and the market in these mortgages that their buying spawned -- are the underlying cause of the financial crisis. These are the mortgages that the Treasury Department is asked for congressional authority to buy. If the Democrats had allowed the Fannie and Freddie reform legislation to become law in 2005, the entire financial crisis might have been avoided. How can people not see this as a problem?
Our country was founded on specific principles and our Representatives are not doing their job. This election could determine our whole direction of this country. If people don't wake up, and start voting from the bottom up and getting the right people in office, we are just going to keep seeing the same old thing! Don't people get it? How long have most of the Senators been in office? Congressmen? That's my point. If it's not working, fix it!! I realize that there is an important election in front of us now, but PLEASE, when it comes time to elect your Congressmen and Senators, lets see some fresh blood. I am to the point where I am going to vote for the other guy just to get some change and shake things up. I am not at all happy with either party, again, I am voting for the lesser evil, someone that will help save the few constitutional rights I left.
Okay, I'm done.

2 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh boy, considering that the current administration has set aside most of the freedoms and citizens' rights that Americans have been so proud of in the name of protecting us from terrorists, and that McCain seems to be following closely in Bush's footsteps, I don't see him as the most likely candidate to protect our constitution! Not that the other option makes me comfortable, either. I'm not sure it's possible anymore to get a "good" person into office, with all the PAC money and special interests that are necessary for a candidate to finance a run for office. And the old saying that "absolute power corrupts absolutely" has so much truth in it that if a "good" person every could and did get elected, I'm not sure they could STAY good!

Dori Ann said...

Oohhhhhh could we have a cup of coffee!! I'm :))when I say that! Thanks for the comment!